Hips Good (OFA pending)
Eyes Normal (CERF Pending)
CSNB Clear by Pedigre
Major pointed, needs 4 points
Owned by Jeanne Lorang and Sarka Klimes
Bred by Nada Stralkova, Nadina-Sis
Sasi is an import from the Czech Republic. Along with being a Champion in multiple countries, his mother "Kennedy" (Kennedy Nadina-Sis) won Best of Breed at the very prestigious Crufts dog show in Great Britain in 2009, as well as Best of Breed at the World show the same year. His father "Tchibo" (James Bond Dalido), is very well known and successful as both a show dog and stud in Europe.
Everyone loves Sasi. Adults, kids, complete strangers love Sasi. He has a magnetic personality - energetic yet easy-going, loving, and so happy to please. Sasi loves playing, girls, and food! He's not much into toys - he prefers people and other dogs. Claude fell in love with him as a puppy, and fell in love again seeing him at 2 years of age. Her reaction - Wow!
Sasi lives with Sarka Klimes and her son in Oregon. He recently came to California to show, and easily earned both his majors and a total of 11 points in just a few weeks. He will finish his championship in Oregon.
Most people whisper about bloat, with rumors, denials and hushed tones. It's very hard to know who has bloated, because of the tendency to keep it a secret.
We're going to talk about bloat in a normal tone of voice, and address it directly and honestly. Bloat is a buildup of gas in the stomach. Some breeds like Great Danes are at very high risk of bloat. Briards are at medium risk of bloat. It is often, although not always, linked to stress. Bloat can lead to gastric torsion, the twisting of the stomach that requires quick surgical intervention. Sasi bloated and torsioned two days after he and Syrah were bred, the first breeding for both. It was caught quickly, and, following surgery, he has made a great recovery. Any Briard can bloat - that is a reality (be sure to check out our Bloat page). There are differing opinions as to the genetic risk of bloat. Sasi bloating MAY increase the risk that his children will bloat. The best solution to the risk of torsion is "tacking" the stomach (gastropexy). Some Briard owners have their dog's stomach tacked "just in case" - it relieves their mind, knowing they will never have to go through an expensive, risky emergency surgery. Because of the slightly increased risk of bloat in Sasi's kids, we will be alotting a portion of the normal purchase price towards paying for prophylactic stomach tacking of each puppy. Tacking can be done the same time as spay / neuter surgery. After stomach tacking, these puppies will be better protected against torsion than untacked Briards, even those with no admitted bloat in the pedigree.